Karmapa's quest for house at Dharamshala may end - Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
17 Sep 2016
HT Correspondent ■ letters@hindustantimes.com



SHIMLA: Living from past 17 years under watchful eyes of Indian security agencies the 17th Karmapa, Oguen Trinley Dorje’s quest for an independent house may end soon, as Central government has agreed to reconsider request of his follower to allow the high ranking Buddhist monk to settle permanently in Himalayan region. 

Oguen Trinley Dorje, who head, parallel Kagyu Karma sect of Buddhism currently lives in tightly guarded back yard of Gyotu Tantric Monastery in Dharamshala. The ministry of home affairs apprised the state government that it will examine the request for allowing Oguen to settle down permanently in Dharamshala and its surrounding area. Home ministry deliberated with officials of the state government and reviewed Karmapa’s security arrangement. Oguen Trinley Dorje at the age of 14, in 1999 made a dramatic escape, from Tsurphu monastery in China controlled Tibetan Autonomous Region. The Buddhist monk’s escape had taken the Indian intelligence agencies by surprise. Dorje claimed that he along with his attendants and elder sister Nodup Palzom travelled 1450 km on horseback, train and helicopter to reach Dharamsala.



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